Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day

Tomorrow is Mother's Day. I decided to have the family over for dinner tomorrow instead of trying to find a place to eat after church on such a busy day and get reservations. Unfortunately, my grandson has to work so he won't be able to be here.

We'll have our daughter, our grand daughter and son-in-law and of course, Bob and me.

I will have ham, potato salad, baked beans and rolls and cherry pie with ice cream for dessert and iced tea.

I made the potato salad this morning and baked the cherry pie. In the morning I have breakfast at church so I will make coffee cake and will have to put the baked beans and ham in on time bake so we can sit down as soon as the rolls are brown and eat.

We will need to put the leaves in the table and the tablecloth and napkins on in the morning before church and set the table.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Birthday for Ashley

Well tomorrow is Ashley's 18th birthday. She's 18 going on 13. We are going to Bartlesville to the go carts she loves and then to eat out at Garfield's. They will stand her on a chair and sing Happy Birthday to her and she will love that.

Ashley has lived with my daughter and her husband this year to finish high school. Her mother and father broke up while our son was in Iraq and Ashley was the collateral damage. She failed her junior year because of no supervision and no direction and came to stay with me to make it up in summer school. Then, because of the messy divorce, she stayed on with the family for her senior year. She has excelled with my daughter and son-in-law. He is a teacher and she is a controller at a nursery nearby. They have seen to it that she had extracurricular activities such as forensics and track. She injured her leg and had to drop out of track but she excelled in forensics. She is a very talented artist and actress.

She will soon go live with her mother and go to college. Her mother has moved to Texas this week to be near her father and stepmother.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Hillary Finished?

It appears that Hillary may be finished. She has had to loan her campaign money again...several millions. She simply did not win large enough last night in Indiana. The problem I see with this dilemma is that I do not believe Obama can win the general election. He does not have enough experience to be president. He has only been in the Senate less then one term. That's a big problem.

Another big problem is that Obama does not know what he is facing against the Republican party....with Karl Rove advising McCain. If there is anything at all unsavory in his past, it will come out in the campaign.

Thirdly, the race issue will rear its ugly head in the general election. There are many ignorant white people who will not vote for an African American. They will swallow hard and vote for McCain rather then vote for an African American. All one has to do is read the blogs to see that.

The only solution to this is for Hillary to be the vice presidential nominee. I don't know whether Obama could handle that if he sees that as a solution or if Hillary would even consider it if it is offered to her. Certainly she would not want to be a "sit in the background" vice president. And I don't know if Obama could handle having a strong woman as his vice president. I look for him to ask Kathleen Sibelius to run as his vice president. Though Kathleen is a tough politician she appears to have a soft approach to people and is very popular with Kansas voters.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Missy Kitty

I am so angry with my cat, Missy. Yesterday she caught and killed three birds. One of them was a yellow finch. I am a bird lover. I sit with my binoculars and a bird book and identify the birds that come to our bird feeder. I realize killing birds is a cat's nature but that doesn't make me feel any better about her killing and eating birds.

When this cat is gone, I don't want another.

I got a switch I found on the ground on the ground and forced her away from one of the birds. Then I took it and put it in my trash container. Darned if I am going to let her enjoy eating the birds she kills if I can do anything about it.

I call her killer kitty when she kills birds.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Primaries Again

Well, tomorrow are the primaries of North Carolina and Indiana that may either cement Obama's lead in this Democrat race or eliminate it. Hillary has fought long and hard for a nomination that should have been hers from the first. Obama does not have the experience to handle the various crisis we find ourselves in at this time in history. He should have his day sometime in the future when he has more political experience under his belt. Right now, in this terrible time in history, we need someone who has been through the fire and Hillary has certainly been there. In Bill's administration the Republican machine tried their very best to find something...anything to pin on her and after months of terribly expensive investigation, could come up with nothing.

She knows how to combat that vast right wing conspiracy like no other. She is ready to be president.